[time-nuts] Tiny Atomic Clock

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Aug 31 00:50:56 EDT 2004


In message <MGEKKFGEAIKJOOPJPGIKMEHEEHAA.richard at karlquist.com>, "Richard \(Ric
k\) Karlquist \(N6RK\)" writes:
>This project has been around for years.  Even though
>it uses cesium, it is more similar to traditional rb
>standards than cesium beam standards; ie it is NOT a
>primary standard.  They are using different physics
>to eliminate the size restrictions of a microwave cavity
>that have limited the size of rb standards.  It isn't
>clear how this thing is going to be accurate without
>ovenization.

Actually from their published data it seems that frequency drift
is their worst problem right now.

It's important to realize that their goal is to get OCXO like
performance at lower power, they are not aiming at atomic performance.

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